March 16, 2011

The Scrappy { Hoops } - A Modern Swap

In case you don't know by now, Flickr is a hotbed of crafty swaps. I've participated in many, many great sewing and quilting swaps over there, and it seems like embroidery swaps are really gaining in popularity and momentum.

If you've read my other posts here on Feeling Stitchy, you know that I love to blur the lines between fabric, sewing, quilting, and embroidery. And if you want to see some examples of how these different elements can come together to create wonderful works of art -- all framed in a simple embroidery hoop -- look no further than the Scrappy { Hoops } swap.

The Scrappy { Hoops } a group "dedicated to creating and receiving the coolest modern and urban fabric hoops for their homes!" The insanely talented swappers in the group combine different materials and techniques to bring their visions to life.

But enough words. I've compiled a collection of beautiful & inspirational photos to give some flavor of what you can find in the group. Click on each photo to learn more about both the maker and the recipient of each piece.

Want to get involved? The group recently wrapped up round 1 of the swap, and I've heard some buzz about a potential round 2 ...


Photo courtesy of sandy (paperpoppies) on Flickr
Made by JenniferLGB

front -  embroidered finally ! Scrappy {Hoop} Swap

Photo courtesy of Sarah @ pingsandneedles on Flickr

Scrappy {Hoops} Swap - For my partner completed!

Photo courtesy of Miss-Print on Flickr

Girl on a Swing

Photo courtesy of Angela - fussycut on Flickr

Time For Fabric Hoop by Poppyprint

Photo courtesy of Poppyprint on Flickr

Scrappy Owl Hoops

Photo courtesy of stitches&scissors on Flickr
Made by asquared(w)

From my Scrappy Hoops Partner

Photo courtesy of Miss-Print on Flickr
Made by {safieh}

The Scrappy { Hoops }

Photo courtesy of rosaechocolat on Flickr

'Scrappy Button Mandela' for The Scrappy (Hoop) - a Modern Swap

Photo courtesy of bearpawandbearpaw on Flickr


Photo courtesy of Aneela Hoey on Flickr
Made by sewdeerlyloved

scrappy hoop received!!

Photo courtesy of sewdeerlyloved on Flickr
Made by yearofhandmade

Scrappy Hoop Swap - Received

Photo courtesy of badskirt - amy on Flickr
Made by creationsbyrachel

Scrappy hoop received

Photo courtesy of verykerryberry on Flickr
Made by safischer1

Scrappy Hoop swap received :)

Photo courtesy of daveandsusi on Flickr
Made by verykerryberry

rainy daze

Photo courtesy of suzettra on Flickr

Scrappy Hoop Second Attempt

Photo courtesy of amandaquilts on Flickr

Hoop #2 for my partner in the Scrappy hoop swap

Photo courtesy of mccuisti on Flickr

scrappy hoop swap

Photo courtesy of sandy (paperpoppies) on Flickr

Girl under a button tree hoop

Photo courtesy of stitches&scissors on Flickr


  1. LOVE these! I have so many little scraps to use up - I'm inspired!

  2. Wow! They're all adorable! I am greatly inspired to try my hand at this artform! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are absolutely wonderful. There are so many creative people "out there" I feel totally inadequate but I am definitely inspired. Thanks for posting about this Flickr group--I am going to visit now.

  4. Oh my gosh these are awesome! Loving the weather themed ones but the last one is definitely my favourite :)

  5. These are fantastic..... such a lot of great ideas...

  6. This is a fantastic idea. I would love to be involved in the next round. How do i find you on Flickr?

  7. Wow, these are fantastic! Thanks for pointing out this group, I've never heard of it before, but I'm on my way there with my next click!

  8. beautiful... i love so many of them, i couldn't begin to tell you my favorites. i can't wait to try this for myself. thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing these!

  10. OMG...these are too adorable. Now I gotta go to the flickr group and look at all of them........I NEED to be working, LOL!!!

  11. Those are all just amazing! I should start setting aside some scraps to keep for hooping!

  12. So, so cute! I love the look that some of these have, like they were maybe stitched onto a colored fabric, then cut out and attached to the background fabric (like the fox on the mushroom and the green umbrella). How did the stitcher do that? I want to do it, too!

  13. Wonderful! It makes me want to join in for the next one! :)

  14. Wonderful!!! Each one is a little masterpiece! What a talented group!